Principality of Liechtenstein

Fürstentum Liechtenstein

Political Status: Independent principality constituted in 1719; current constitution promulgated October 5, 1921; established diplomatic association with Switzerland in 1919 and customs and currency association in 1923.

Area: 61.8 sq. mi. (160 sq. km.).

Population: 33,863 (2002C); 34,724 (2004E). Both figures include more than 10,000 resident aliens.

Major Urban Centers (1999E): VADUZ (5,100), Schaan (5,300).

Official Language: German (Alemannic).

Monetary Unit. Swiss Franc (market rate July 1, 2005: 1.28 francs = $1US).

Sovereign: Prince HANS-ADAM von und zu Liechtenstein II; assumed the executive authority of the Sovereign on August 26, 1984; acceded to the throne at the death of his father, Prince FRANZ JOSEF II, on November 13, 1989. (On August 15, 2004, Prince Hans-Adam turned over most day-to-day governmental responsibility to Crown Prince Alois.) Heir Apparent: Crown ...

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